Sometimes taxonomists create new names for groups that already have a name. They may do this because they are unaware of the original name, or they may think the organism before them belongs to a different group when in fact it does not. If two or more names are found to apply to the same group, they are considered synonyms. In most cases, the first name takes priority and is considered to be the valid or accepted name. However, there can be exceptions, and it's not always easy to determine which of a series of synonyms should be considered valid or accepted. Here we list the synonyms provided to EOL by our classification partners. We also include other versions of the name that most likely refer to the same group, for example, misspellings in the literature or different variations of the authorship associated with the name.

Preferred marks the preferred name from each source.

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Name Relationship
Goliathus Lamarck 1801 Preferred
Goliathus pulverulenta Olivier, 1789 Synonym
Goliathus machatschkei Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus moseri Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus druryi Westwood, 1837
Goliathus kirki Janson, 1914
Goliathus kirkii Thomson, 1881
Goliathus debilis Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus defectus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus deletus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus fasciata Kirby, 1818
Goliathus inscripta Kirby, 1818
Goliathus problematicus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus albatus Kraatz, 1897
Goliathus albipennis Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus conjunctivittis Kraatz, 1898
Goliathus curtivittis Kraatz, 1898
Goliathus frequens Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus obscurus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus guttatus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus vittiger Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus conradsi Preiss, 1933
Goliathus herbsti Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus lacordairei Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus nyassae Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus marginatus Kraatz, 1889
Goliathus marginifer Kraatz, 1889
Goliathus nigripes Kraatz, 1895
Goliathus undulus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus bohemani Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus meleagris Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus ruteri Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus sjoestedti Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus tesari Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus varians Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus africanus Castelnau, 1840
Goliathus brittoni Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus clementi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus africanus LAMARCK, 1801
Goliathus druryi MACLEAY, 1838
Goliathus goliath SULZER, 1776
Goliathus goliathus GOEZE, 1777
Goliathus imperialis KLUG, 1835
Goliathus hieroglyphicus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus indecorus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus splendens Macleay, 1838
Goliathus albopictus Westwood, 1874
Goliathus kirkianus Gray, 1864
Goliathus daphnis Buquet, 1835
Goliathus rhinophyllus Wiedemann, 1823
Goliathus thomsoni Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus ovatus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus quadrimaculatus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus partitus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus macleay Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus palmatus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus decoloratus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus pustulatus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus smithi MACLEAY, 1838
Goliathus conspersus Kraatz, 1889
Goliathus undulatus Kraatz, 1897
Goliathus freudei Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus burmeisteri Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus haefneri Hope, 1837
Goliathus longivittis Kraatz, 1898
Goliathus brincki Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus westwoodi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus maculatus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus nickerli Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus delesserti Guerin-Meneville, 1839
Goliathus maculatus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus freyi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus magnus DUNCAN, 1835
Goliathus olivieri Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus conjugatus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus miksici Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus quadrangulatus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus hopfner Gory & Percheron, 1833
Goliathus connectens Csiki, 1904
Goliathus balthasari Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus interruptus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus uniformis Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus quadrimaculatus Kraatz, 1895
Goliathus giganteus Macleay, 1838
Goliathus lamarcki Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus burgeoni Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus interruptus Kraatz, 1897
Goliathus devisus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus kolbei Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus arrowi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus decorus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus niveus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus divergens Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus giganteus LAMARCK, 1817
Goliathus trivittatus Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus gralli BUQUET, 1836
Goliathus moellenkampi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus nigripennis Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus imperialis Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus janssensi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus apicalis Kraatz, 1895
Goliathus intermedius Kraatz, 1895
Goliathus klugi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus pauper Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus basilewskyi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus druryi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus striatus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus voeti Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus confluens Kraatz, 1897
Goliathus landini Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus confluens Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus pustuliferus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus adspersus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus grebenscikovi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus steinwehri Preiss, 1933
Goliathus usambarensis Preiss, 1933
Goliathus fabriciusi Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus tricuspis Drapiez, 1820
Goliathus pauliani Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus wellech GORY & PERCHERON, 1833
Goliathus albovariegatus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus oculatus Sjostedt, 1928
Goliathus linnei Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus elegans Endrodi, 1960
Goliathus marshalli Endrodi, 1960

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